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13 Ways That European Culture Can Improve Your Life

There’s a reason Europe is such an attractive travel destination: the entire rainbow of European culture is easily accessible to outsiders – one trip can expose you to dozens of ways of life. For the last four months, Stephen and I have spent most nights in other people’s homes, trying out their lives. It’s kind […]

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10 Reasons to Love Berlin (and One Thing I Hate)

“I love Berlin!!” It’s the standard reply people give when they hear we’re headed here. Yet, despite having spent more time Berlin than any other European city (except London, where we lived for 9 years), Stephen and I aren’t so sure… There have been times when we’ve disliked Berlin immensely, even a few days when […]

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Getting Merry on the Ultimate Vancouver Craft Beer Bike Tour

You know how much Stephen loves beer, right? And you know how much I love independent people who follow their passions, right? And, of course, you know how much we both love biking in Vancouver. Well, the other day we merged our passions into one awesome mash-up: A Vancouver craft beer ‘n’ bike crawl through […]

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Things to do in Vancouver BC – Our 17 Favourite Summertime Activities

In summer, there are endless fantastic things to do in Vancouver BC. Here’s our list of 17 favourite summer activities in Vancouver! Is Vancouver the best city in the world? We’ll leave that question to the pollsters (who overwhelmingly say yes). All we can tell you is that when the sun is shining, it’s the […]

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Kayaking in the Broken Group Islands, BC, Canada

Adventure alert! Stephen and I are leaving within the hour to spend a week kayaking in the Broken Group Islands, one of the most stunning playgrounds in the world, for humans and marine wildlife alike. Update: Find out all about our trip in How to Survive a Family Kayaking Trip in the Broken Group Islands […]

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Hidden Gems Hong Kong: Po’s Atelier

This drool-inducing bakery and patisserie in Hong Kong is hidden high on the twisting residential streets of Sheung Wan. For people who like to indulge after a long walk, this modern patisserie is the perfect hidden gem. This Hidden Gems Hong Kong edition was recommended by Stephen and Jane. Find out all about Po’s Atelier […]

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Day Trip to Riga, Latvia

What springs to mind when you think of Riga, Latvia? Unless you’ve been there, you’re probably right now imagining… nothing. That’s all we knew about Riga before we cycled into town in the summer of 2013. Riga is a vibrant small European capital, with a large proportion of the population under 30 (34%, according to […]

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Share Your Hidden Gems Around the World

The best travel tales are never about that rare painting you lined up for hours to see or the ancient monument you gazed upon with hundreds of other people crowded around. The best moments come as little unexpected treats. It’s that cozy deli you stumble upon when lost in the backstreets of a foreign city, […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Denman Island to Nanaimo

My camping mattress has started leaking air, turning last night’s sleep into an uncomfortably cold marathon of tossing and turning. Before I woke up this morning, I already knew I wanted to sleep in my own bed tonight. Since it’s about 90km from here to Nanaimo, I had to mentally prepare myself for a longer […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Hornby Island

If you take a look at a map of the Sunshine Coast region, you’ll see the drowned valleys and small islands that are markers of a submergent coastline: one where the sea level has risen to overtake the land. In other words, lots of ferries are needed to get around. Including two rides on the […]

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